Sorry, Proctor & Gamble, I’m rejecting the chill penury imposed on me by buying your expensive products.  By the way, I don’t think that your symbol/logo has anything to do with the church of the devil.

Frugal’s the word. Nothing spells frugal better:  B-A-K-I-N-G  S-O-D-A.  Baking soda is a pretty cheap aid/remedy for many of life’s challenges.

One half teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in one half glass of water will do wonders to alleviate an acid stomach. Especially late at night when the drugstore is closed.

Baking soda deodorizes many things: socks, carpet gluck, tennis shoes, etc.

Baking soda is a cleaning agent (try it in place of SoftScrub.)

Baking soda paste alleviates insect stings..

Baking soda dissolved in the bath soothes the skin (good for chicken pox).

Baking soda paste is an effective form of toothpaste.

Baking soda enhances the cleansing effect of your laundry detergent.

Baking soda extinguishes small fires.

Here’s a good old bit of penny-pinching advise:  keep a big box of baking soda in your house and use it all over the place.  For more ideas, check “51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda” on line.

Meanwhile, I’ll buy one of my best household aids in the baking aisle of the store. You can pinch a penny until it squeals.